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Mrs. Dyal from Havelock NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shimmer So We Can Shine!

My students need these brass percussion accessories in order to make our musical selections sound their best!

  • $357 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Last week I had my students help me create a “why I am in band” video for our upcoming 5th graders to encourage them to join our group. Many of the students said that they were in band because it “was a place where I can belong to something important.” My school serves a largely military community in the coastal community of Havelock, NC. Our students are often coming into our school as one of many duty stations that their parents have been assigned to as part of their military careers. Subsequently, many of the students that we serve have to find their “home” when they arrive at Tucker Creek, and the band program provides a way for these students, and our community students, to feel like they are part of something that will benefit them for the rest of their life.

My Project

One of the most important aspects of a band performance is the percussion section’s “shimmering” notes from the crash cymbals, suspended cymbals, triangles, and other metal and brass instruments. We are currently performing with too-small cymbals and a few triangles that don’t meet the performance qualities of the music we are trying to perform! As the playing level of the students continues to grow, the need for quality instruments in the percussion section grows. We need these instruments so that the percussion students are able to learn how to play on the same quality of instruments as the wind students.

Mrs. Dyal
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZBT Band Crash Cymbal Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.95 1 $159.95
Studio-Grade Triangle Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Leather Cymbal Straps • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 2 $19.98

Materials cost

$249.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$303.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.50

Total project goal

$356.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$356.66

3 Donors

-$339.01

Donations toward project cost

-$303.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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